Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story

Wrapper: Cameroon (Dominican Republic)

Binder: Dominican Republic

Filler: Dominican Republic

Price: $5

Rating: 9/10

Cigars Smoked: 1


Those that follow me on Instagram (thanks to the five of you!) know that I have been on a Cuban kick recently.  I thought for this review I would go back to my roots and re-experience one of the first cigars I ever smoked in a brick and mortar, the Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story. 


This cigar is well constructed and has a perfect draw with a sweet tobacco pre-light flavor.  I love the perfecto shape and the ability to light this cigar with a single match.


The first third lends a Cameroon type sweetness.  There is a slight bitter-spiciness mixed with leather and woody undertones.  I get cedar on the retrohale.  This is definitely a medium bodied cigar. 

Into the second third the sweet, woody, spicy flavor profile continues.  There was no change during this third.   


The final third switches to primarily cedar nuances with the sweet undertones still present.  I let it go out half way through this third as the cedar starts to ramp up and become harsh. 


Overall, this is a perfect example of a Cameroon cigar in a small package.  This scores a 9 out of 10. 

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Comment by Catfishbluezz on April 19, 2014 at 12:03pm

Man, I cannot get into Fuente.  Every time I have one with a Cameroon, it just does not hit my palate right.  Nice job on the review brother.

Comment by Charlie on April 19, 2014 at 3:58pm

Wrapper: Cameroon (African sun grown), lol not Dominican. Nice review, I'm with Cat, not a fan of Fuente or Cameroon wrapped cigars.

Comment by Tyler on April 20, 2014 at 9:22am

Dustin, that's for sure, Fuente isn't for everyone.  Hell, I for one cannot understand the craze over Opus.  I have tried aged and young and neither do it for me.  I've also tried the Casa Fuente line and it did not do anything for me either.  The Anejos are good but not as good as people hype it up to be.  I think the 8-5-8 Maduro (and Sungrown) is pretty dang good for the money and then the Hemingway line but that's about all that I enjoy. 

Charlie, I believe you may be right.  I tried to research the wrapper online but the results were conflicting.  Some online retailers stated it was Dominican while others mentioned it was African.  I think you are right though that it is African but I could not find any information about specific origins on their site to confirm. 

Comment by Charlie on April 20, 2014 at 4:05pm

Hey Tyler, Cameroon is a country... The Fuente's are partners with the largest tobacco growing family in Cameroon and they buy all there wrappers (Cameroon) from them. They don't grow Cameroon tobacco in the Dominican Republic. The seed is actually Sumatran so if they grew it in the DR it would be Dominican-Sumatra not Dominican-Cameroon. They buy there Cameroon leaf from the Meerapfel family(who grow the best tobacco in Africa).


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